Tips For The Disabled Traveler


Everybody loves to enjoy every moment of a holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the daily routine. But, are disabled people also able to enjoy their holidays?

Well, handicapped people can also go out on a wonderful holiday. They can also enjoy by sitting on a beach, and having a good time watching nature in its full glory. They can do all this, but problems may arise during their travel. Proper planning is needed before these individuals decide to go traveling.

Planning would help avoid the last minute headache, and also remind them to take their medications along. This should be planned well in advance, a little negligence can make one’s holiday a big disaster. The next step is to search for a good travel agent to provide the best deals.

Here are some tips that must be followed by a disabled traveler.

Sit close to the door of the gate so that you are the first person called and boarded at a comfortable place. After the landing of the plane, never get off the plane until you have an assisting device like travel wheelchair or a normal wheelchair. The flight attendants could also help you in the process.

Ensure that you take the medications and the required prescriptions along with the doctor's name, numbers, fax numbers, medical diagnosis, names and dosages of the medications and other medical aids on to the plane. Carry the health insurance information along with you on the plane. Have a travel insurance to get a less costly medical assistance.

Check out the local medical and health centers before leaving for another city. In case you need medical equipments or oxygen, call the airlines and suppliers well in advance. Arrive early at the airport to avoid the pre-trip anxiety which most of the disabled people generally experience. Last but not the least, read everything related to traveling with a disability to know the problems that may come in the way and also the ways to overcome them.

Although travel for handicapped people is not at all easy, by following these steps they can make it quite comfortable and pleasurable.